Found October 22, 2012 on
Los Angeles Lakers
I'm not one to ever put stock into the pre-season for any reason. There are lots of variables. Like, a player playing his first game with a team (a la Dwight Howard with the Lakers), and thus what does it mean? Usually nothing. Tonight had an interesting wrinkle: The Lakers played their starters down the stretch, and the Kings played all of their reserves and DeMarcus Cousins. And, yes, the Kings won.
The key important part is that A) I think the Kings showed they can play with the Lakers and B) the Lakers bench needs a whole lot of help. A whole lotta help even. Whatever it is, fixing that bench won't just be helped by playing with the Lakers starters unless they just play better wholesale any way you slice it.
I don't really care about the Lakers bench though. I care whether or not a pre-season win can establish this young team moving towards the direction they certainly wish to move in. And, I suppose, any positive moment in pre-season that can help this young team ...
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Dwight Howard was so happy to be traded from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers back in August that the situation called for some unprecedented celebrating. The 26-year-old was so overwhelmed with joy that he decided to try something he had never tried before in his life — alcohol. According to ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Dave McMenamin, Howard had never consumed an alcoholic...
They may have lost to the Sacramento Kings, but the Los Angeles Lakers pulled out a win in one respect on Sunday.
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After a back and forth week of will he or won't he, today is the day we all find out. Dwight Howard has been cleared and is available for today's preseason game against the Sacramento Kings. Howard said a couple days ago he felt ready to play, then coach Mike Brown told reporters that it was no guarantee Howard would play. But the fact is, he is ready.According to...
In the building Dwight Howard's exploits helped build it's hard to find even the smallest remnant of the former Orlando center these days.
The photographs, murals and other likenesses that once adorned virtually every other crevice inside the Magic's Amway Center have been scraped away, now just painful reminders of championship aspirations never realized.
Latest Dwight Howard musings, Howard feels he should’ve won “Defensive Player of the Year” last season. “I thought I should have won it last year, to be honest with you,” Howard told reporters after practice Monday. “I was a little bit upset about that.” [...] “I felt like I did my job to win it. [...]
LeBron James has traversed the rockiest terrain of stardom and ambition: From beloved prodigy to betrayer of the place that drafted him and loved him most to uncomfortable villain to brutal failure to, now, NBA champion.
Two years. One long journey. And, in transitioning from The Decision to The Debacle to The Champion, a rewriting of the zeitgeist and the very functioning of...
Wow. So Dwight Howard, the player I can’t stand, the man who makes me sick to my stomach, played his first game in LA. Unfortunately he looked great. It was sickening. He played focused and hard and tried to put on a show. It’s not surprising that he played hard cause he plays every game [...]
Dwight Howard played his first NBA minutes during Sunday’s preseason game between the Lakers and the Kings. Howard had a decent Lakers debut scoring 19 points, pulling down 12 rebounds and blocking 4 shots.
But as expected, all of his game isn’t completely there yet. Namely, the part of his rebounding game where he can effectively box-out his man. Kings rookie Thomas Robinson...
Dwight Howard can sign a five-year, $117.9 million contract with the Lakers this offseason, as opposed to a four-year, $87.6 million deal with a rival team.
In an industry in which DUI arrests are more rampant than the common cold, Dwight Howard apparently lays off the sauce completely.
Dave McMenamin, who covers the Lakers' beat for ESPN.com, sent out a tweet Monday that revealed some things he didn't know about Howard before training camp. Among the interesting facts: Howard wears glasses only because he has...
This past weekend I was in Orlando for one of my girlfriends friends wedding. Lebron must not have been the only one to take his talents to Florida because there were enough honeys there for Wilt Chamberlain to get his, have seconds, and everyone else get a taste too (note: I do not partake in these sort of shenanigans since I have a wonderful and loving girlfriend but instead relay...
The news of this NBA off season has no doubt been the trade of Dwight Howard to the Lakers. Howard, who was recovering from back surgery, played his first preseason for the Lakers over the weekend against the Kings.
In that game Kings rookie, Thomas Robinson welcomed Howard back to action. Off a Kings three pointer missed shot Robinson took the rebound and threw down a one handed...
Yes, the Los Angeles Lakers may have lost — 99-92 — to the Sacramento Kings in a preseason game Sunday evening, but Lakers fans’ appetites were finally satiated when Dwight Howard donned a Lakers uni. Dwight Howard looked particularly fetching in this play as Kobe Bryant dished to him for a spectacular alley-oop. H/T EyeOnBasketballThe post Kobe Bryant-to-Dwight Howard Alley...
Every October, while you are trying to figure out a quirky name for you fantasy football team (the name of my historically bad team is "Ochostinko"), NBA GM's are filling out their annual survey. And very often, these surveys follow the lines of conventional thought. Which makes me wonder if (a) these GMs are actually filling these things out or (b) they are just putting...